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Backup Jobs Failing Post Nov Rollup Install

I wanted to post a final update to this post – we believe we now have the update fixed and this...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 11/19/2014

Setting Guest IP Addresses From The Host

Last week at TechEd I had several people ask about how they can set the IP address of a guest from...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 11/03/2014

TechEd Europe: Windows vNext Hyper-V Backup and Restore PowerShell Scripts

TechEd Europe - Windows vNext Hyper-V Backup and Restore PowerShell Scripts We just had a fantastic...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 10/26/2014

Hyper-V Security Guide and New QFE for 2012R2 Addressing Backup with CSV Writer

If you follow me on Twitter (@HyperV_taylorb) this is old news but for those that don’t two updates...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/11/2014

I’m on Twitter Now…

I’ve finally joined the world of Twitter…  Send me a Tweet @HyperV_taylorb or follow me...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 05/20/2014

Recording From TechEd 2014 Now Available

Last week was TechEd 2014 in Houston, if you haven’t been to TechEd before it’s quite an...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 05/20/2014

Importing VMs Utilizing The Hyper-V WMI v2 Namespace

I have had a few folks ask me about importing VM’s though our WMI namespace.  The Hyper-V WMI...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/12/2014

Memory Configuration Utilizing The Hyper-V WMI v2 Namespace

I have gotten a few questions specifically regarding how to configure dynamic memory utilizing the...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 11/08/2013

Best Practices for Virtualizing & Managing Exchange 2013

The Exchange team has just released a new white paper on virtualizing Exchange 2013, it’s over 90...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 09/24/2013

Removing a VHD From A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

What good would Attaching a VHD To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace be if you couldn’t remove...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 08/12/2013

Attaching a VHD To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

Relating to all my recent posts on the WMI V2 namespace here’s another one for attaching a VHD to a...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 08/12/2013

Removing a Network Adapter To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

Relating to my previous posts regarding Adding a Network Adapter To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 08/12/2013

Changing The MAC Address Of NIC Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

Relating to my previous posts regarding Adding a Network Adapter To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 08/12/2013

Connecting a VM Network Adapter To A Switch Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

Following along with Adding a Network Adapter To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace you might...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/15/2013

Adding a Network Adapter To A VM Using The Hyper-V WMI V2 Namespace

I have had a number of folks ask how to utilize the root\virtualization\v2 namespace to add a...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/15/2013

Important Hyper-V Fixes Included in KB 2855336 (Virtualized Active Directory corruption (bug check c00002e2) and vmms process hang)

The July Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 update (KB2855336) contains two fixes for Hyper-V scenarios...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/09/2013

New White Paper - Best Practices for Virtualizing and Managing SQL Server 2012

I wanted to let everyone know the SQL Server team has just published a shiny new white paper (96...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/08/2013

Hey I’m Now A Program Manager…

I got a few notes about my signature line on my previous post ‘Program Manager,...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 05/06/2013

Developing A Custom VMConnect Application

Some folks have asked creating there own VMConnect application – it’s actually really easy. ...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 05/02/2013

Revisiting Some Old Posts…

I was reviewing my blog statistics the other day and noticed that a number of my old posts going all...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 12/05/2012

Customizing The Key Value Pair (KVP) Integration Component

This is effectively and update from one my very old posts Hyper-V WMI: KVP Exchange aka Data...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 12/05/2012

Retrieving the IP Address Of A VM In Hyper-V

This post is to update an old from one 2008 Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 3 (KVP's -...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 12/05/2012

Live Migration and Storage Migration Without Constrained Delegation Using PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount

  In my post yesterday (Remote Administration Without Constrained Delegation Using...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 11/07/2012

Remote Administration Without Constrained Delegation Using PrincipalsAllowedToDelegateToAccount

You may have read my previous posts on remote administration and constrained delegation (Enabling...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 11/06/2012

Expanding Differencing Virtual Hard Disks

With the release of Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new virtual hard disk format known as...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 10/09/2012

Seeing the maximum memory in a guest when configured with dynamic memory

One of the most commonly requested features from customers using dynamic memory was the ability to...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 10/08/2012

Leveraging Event Log Messages and Performance Counter Alerts To Automate Hyper-V

A few times I’ve had people ask me about how they automate moving VM’s off of a cluster...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 09/25/2012

Performing Storage Migrations With Move-VMStorage

With all of the new PowerShell cmdlet’s in available for Hyper-V in Window's Server 2012 the one I...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/18/2012

TechEd 2012–Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Session/Scripts

I hope everyone that attended TechEd had a great time – this was far and away the best TechEd I have...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/21/2012

Scripts From TechEd 2012… Part 1 (Keeping PowerShell Window On Top)

I just finished my speaking session at TechEd 2012, once the recording is available I will post a...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/12/2012

Are You At TechEd 2012? I am...

After a very long day of travel yesterday I am even happier to be at TechEd 2012 now. This is going...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/11/2012

Scripting Hyper-V Migration From Windows 2008 R2 To Windows Server “8” Beta

I originally wrote this script for my own clusters to upgrade them from Windows Server 2008 R2 to...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 05/07/2012

Remote Administration With PowerShell 3.0 Sessions–Part 2: Limited User, Power User and Administrator Groups

In my last post we talked about PowerShell Session Configurations  and specifically about the...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/27/2012

Remote Administration With PowerShell 3.0 Sessions - Part 1

In response to my recent set of posts someone pointed me to a new PowerShell 3.0 feature of...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/26/2012

Scripting Constrained Delegation Settings

In reference to Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management - Configuring Constrained Delegation For SMB and...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/23/2012

Hyper-V Remote Management With PowerShell

You may have already read my previous two posts on Hyper-V remote management using the UI and...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/23/2012

Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management - Configuring Constrained Delegation For Non-Clustered Live Migration

In Windows Server 8 we added the ability to live migrate virtual machines without the requirement of...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/20/2012

Enabling Hyper-V Remote Management - Configuring Constrained Delegation For SMB and Highly Available SMB

  Windows Server 8 brings support for storing and running Hyper-V virtual machines on SMB2.2...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/20/2012

Welcome To The New Windows… Windows Server “8” Beta

It’s been a busy couple months (years) but Windows Server “8” Beta has shipped and is publically...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/15/2012

Hyper-V WMI–Creating External Only Virtual Switch (i.e. Do Not–Allow Management Traffic

In response to a few of my old posts Hyper-V WMI Using PowerShell Scripts – Part 5 (Creating Virtual...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/07/2012

New Hyper-V Hot Fix Released (KB 2636573) For Guest Crash

Today we released a fix for to resolve an issue that can lead to guest VM’s crashing after a live...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 01/10/2012

New Whitepaper: Running SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory - Best Practices and Considerations

The SQL CAT team has published a new whitepaper regarding dynamic memory best practices with...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 08/02/2011

KB2531907 - Validate SCSI Device Vital Product Data (VPD) test fails after you install Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

If you are running a cluster with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and three or more nodes you should...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 04/26/2011

Now Available - Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos!

The recent Free Online Class - Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals was a hit – I head...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 04/26/2011

Free Online Class - Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals

Symon Perriman, formally from the Windows Clustering team and now a technical evangelist is going to...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 03/28/2011

Ship It: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 has officially shipped today.  For...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 02/09/2011

High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V Whitepaper

A new whitepaper detailing high performance SQL workloads running in Hyper-V R2 virtual...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/06/2010

Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 3 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your cluster… On Tuesday...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 07/01/2010

Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 2 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/30/2010

Getting More Information About You Cluster LUN’s (Part 1 of 3)

So here’s the scenario you need or want to figure out which LUN is which on your cluster…  Well...

Author: Taylor Brown, Microsoft Date: 06/29/2010

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